The ID-52A has NOT been formally released by ICOM for sale in the United States. This is not an offer to sell this Transceiver.
By purchasing this reservation, you are entitled to a first right of refusal on a first come, first serve basis when this transceiver becomes available to be shipped by Ham Radio Outlet. You may cancel your order at any time and apply your deposit to the purchase of any other item or keep it on your account at Ham Radio Outlet indefinitely.
Your reservation deposit is refundable at any time; however, it is non-transferable.
You will be contacted directly to complete your order once the transceiver has been approved by the FCC and is offered for sale by ICOM. The pricing will also be announced at that time.
Details on the ICOM ID-52A
Icom Incorporated (Headquarters: Hirano, Osaka, Japan/President: Masataka Harima) has released the ID-52A/E*, VHF/UHF dual band digital transceiver that supports D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio).
* ID-52A is the USA version, ID-52E is the European version
The ID-52A/E is equipped with a color display. The display size has been is increased to 2.3 inches (1.7 inches for the ID-51A/E) is transflective to achieve excellent visibility, even in bright sunlight. A standard feature of the transceiver is Bluetooth® communication. It can be connected to Android™ devices with the ST-4001A/ST-4001I Picture Utility Software and RS-MS1A Remote Control Software installed, the optional VS-3 Bluetooth® headset for hands-free operation.
The following features are enhanced from the previous ID-51A/E models:
- Simultaneous reception in V/V, U/U, V/U as well as DV/DV
- Air band reception has been expanded from VHF to UHF (225 to 374.995 MHz)
- Micro USB charging
- Increased audio output from 400 mW to 750 mW
- Send/Receive/View photos via an user installed microSD card (ID-52A/E only)
In addition to the above, the ID-52A/E has a variety of attractive features such as the DR function with easy set-up, built-in GPS receiver, micro SD card slot, IPX7* waterproof construction, and Terminal/Access Point modes. The ID-52A/E is a product that leads the amateur radio digital communications with enriched features that satisfy the entry level to experienced operators who want to take advantage of this NEW functionally enriched D-STAR radio.
* 1m depth of water for 30 minutes.
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